Edward Lazarus has written the book Closed Chambers based on his own experiences, interviews with sources such as other former clerks, and memoranda from the chambers of the justices, as well as other accessible sources. He discusses the evolving role that political ideology has played in the decisions of various cases in the areas of civil rights, abortion, and the death penalty. He focuses specifically on the Rehnquist Court of the 1980’s. Lazarus
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Some insiders of the Court are probably upset with Lazarus for giving out too much information on how the Court operates but these are the same people that created the problems inside the Court. After reading this book and learning a lot, about how our legal system operates, I will be very careful not to get involved in a case that could be decided because of a clerk’s opinion on a swing vote Justice.